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Particle Dreams


Published 1988


This short computer animation from 1988 contains a collection of dream sequences created using 3D particle systems techniques. Behavior rules are applied to thousands of individual particles to model complex phenomena such as an explosion, a snowstorm, a tumultuous head, and a waterfall. A Connection Machine CM-2 computer was used to perform physical simulations on thousands of particles simultaneously, one processor for each particle.


Run time 1:30
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information For further technical information see: "Particle Animation and Rendering Using Data Parallel Computation" K.Sims, Computer Graphics (Siggraph '90 proceedings), Aug. 1990, pp.405-413. For information on other works by Karl Sims visit: http://www.genarts.com/karl/

Credits

Software and Animation by Karl Sims
Sound by Robert Moore, BLC Sound

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Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2008
Subject: Look what I can do!!
Pretty standard computer demo here. May have amazed people at it's time, but now it's like,
"Meh".
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